Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Barnesville, MN (23 miles East I-94 of Fargo-Moorhead) is seeking a full-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. We are looking for someone with excitement for children, youth and family; who can share their talents in partnership with our senior pastor to lift up our mission to share and teach God’s love.
Primary responsibilities would include helping to plan, promote and organize activities for a vibrant and cohesive Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group, being a resource to volunteer ran Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs, actively participate in Sunday worship and joining us in creating an atmosphere to promote family fellowship. This position will also include partnering with the pastor to plan, organize and team-teach confirmation classes. We are looking to increase our church leadership with a person of strong faith, good communication skills, creativity and desire to share new ideas and skills in reaching out to youth through technology.
We are a growing congregation with increased participation in SS, VBS, Confirmation and new members. Our journey of filling this position has been well supported by members of all ages.
We are enthusiastic and look forward to supporting and welcoming this new church leader.
Qualifications include bachelor degree in applicable field; preferably a Masters degree or a desire to attain one and experience working with youth in a church and/or camp ministry setting. This is a 40 hour per week salaried position with benefits and budget for continuing education. Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Follow this link for the job description or call 218-354-7101 and speak to Pastor Colin Grangaard for more information.
A blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter! Come join us for our services at OSL:
Maundy Thursday: 2:30 pm and 7pm
Good Friday Stations of the Cross: 11am (ecumenical) and 7pm Tenebrae
Easter Sunday: 6:30, 8:30 and 10:45 - Brunch served downstairs by youth after 6:30 and 8:30!
Looking forward to beginning our Wednesday night Lenten services tonight. Our meal starts at 6pm. We begin singing Holden Evening prayer at 7pm and look forward to a series of monologues from people who will help us get a new perspective on what “Encountering Jesus” can mean for us and our lives.
The Youth Committee of OSLC wants every child or youth who are part of OSLC to have the opportunity to go to camp and will pay 50 percent of the early bird registration fee. Turn in your registration form and a $50 deposit (made out to OSL Youth) by Sunday, March 11. Camp brochures and registration forms are posted on the youth bulletin board at the church.
Thank you to everyone that joined us for our informational session on the Stewardship Key Leaders program yesterday.
For those that are interested, more information is located here.
We arrived in Booneville!! Thank you for your prayers. Everyone did a wonderful job on the long journey. We stayed at Hollis Renewal Center just outside of Kansas City, KS before arriving in Booneville on Sunday. We began with a meal and orientation followed worship. In worship we talked about the many ways we are called as disciples. Today was our first day at our mission sites. Our theme for our devotions and worship was claimed. We talked about what it means to be claimed by God in our baptism. All of our students spent the day scraping and painting community member’s homes. Both groups did an amazing job in 99 degree weather. We had the opportunity to talk with the home owners and to get to know a bit about their story.
We are tired but excited for another day.
Q: What needs resurrecting in your life? What makes it hard to turn
this over to God and trust that God will bring you, too, through death
to new life?
Prayer: Lord God, remind us of your presence with us when we stumble,
suffer, or are afraid in any way. Give us strength, courage, and
peace, and help us to be an encouragement and sign of life to others.
Q: How does Jesus’ death tell the truth about our lives and world? How
does it give us hope? Where do you see God still at work to redeem and
preserve creation? Where do you long to see God?
Prayer: Lord God, on the cross you suffered the very depths of our
human life, even to the point of death. When we see the cross, let us
remember that you become one of us and endured all elements of life to
show us your great love and to give us hope. Amen.
Q: Where do you see the struggle for power and the easy resort to
defamation and violence in our world today? In what ways does fear
poison our relationships at home and at work as well as in the larger
world? What one thing would you ask God to change about your life or
the world? How can you contribute to making that happen?
Prayer: Use us, Lord God, as instruments of peace in world too often
broken by violence and a thirst for power. Amen.